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Daily Life in History

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade By May 5, 2017 No Comments

Today in Middle School collaborative centers the students completed dioramas about different civilizations. Each mixed grade group created a scene from various time periods. The time periods included ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, Middle Ages, Colonial Times, and the Civil War. Each group worked very creatively to make their scenes from daily life.


Trail of Tears

8th Grade By February 24, 2017 No Comments

The 8th grade class has been studying Westward Expansion in United States history. We have had fun as pioneers trying to get across the country playing the Westward Trails game. We have also had sad times learning about how Native Americans were treated during this time of expansion. The class read two different primary source […]


The Art of Zen

7th Grade By February 17, 2017 No Comments

The 7th grade class practiced the art of Zen during the rain today by creating their own Zen garden. After using their Kindles to research many types of landscaping designs in Japan the students used supplies and creative talents to compose a Zen garden. This week we will continue our study on Japanese culture and […]


Good Deed Beads

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Faith By February 7, 2017 No Comments

Our celebration of Catholic schools last week brought many fun activities for the students, staff, and parish. During the week we all discussed the many advantages and blessings of being together at a Catholic school. In the middle school the students created key chains with beads as a reminder to complete good deeds throughout the […]


Priceless Ming Vases

7th Grade By February 2, 2017 No Comments

The 7th grade class just finished studying several dynasties in China. We researched the different types of pottery and designs from the Ming dynasty. Each student designed a Ming vase using the styles and colors from the time period around 1386 to 1644 C.E. A Ming vase recently sold for $3.2 million dollars but the […]


Walk Like an Egyptian

6th Grade By January 30, 2017 No Comments

The 6th grade is completing their study on ancient Egypt. After taking several tests on the subject matter we will spend this week doing projects to help remember the many accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians. Last week in art class the art teacher taught them about how the artists back then drew the people for […]


United States Decade Christmas Trees

8th Grade By December 15, 2016 No Comments

The 8th grade class worked with partners to research the events of United States history that occurred during each decade between 1790 and 1920. They designed and created ornaments and tree toppers that reflected the major events from that time period. The class then presented the information on each tree to the 5th grade class. […]


Christmas Around the World Collaborative Project

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade By December 13, 2016 No Comments

The middle school worked on collaborative projects last week. Mrs. Clemmensen’s class researched Christmas traditions around the world. Each group then selected a country and decorated a tree in the traditions of that country. We shared our information and enjoyed treats from around the world including buche de noel cake, bratwurst, Italian cookies, maple leaf […]


African Culture

7th Grade By November 23, 2016 No Comments

The 7th grade just finished studying the interesting ancient cultures in Africa. We learned that salt was more valuable then gold. We also learned about the geography, culture, and the importance of trade. To end the chapter the students made beautiful African masks. The masks were used back then to ward off evil spirits and […]